Intensive Italian Group Courses

A general intensive Italian course is the very core of an Italian study stay in Sicily with Scuola Virgilio and it is available in two versions:

  • The Standard Course consists of 15 hours per week (1 hour = 60 minutes), with 3-hour classes every morning from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (including a 30-minute coffee break).
  • The Standard Plus Course is the Standard Course plus an extra five hours a week in the afternoon (usually right after the lunch break).

Each group class has a maximum 9 people. At Scuola Virgilio students come from all over the world, their age ranging from 16 to 75 and beyond: teenagers, university students, adults and seniors. It is possible to set up age-specific classes such as courses for age 50+ students.

All teachers are Italian native speakers, with a degree in foreign languages and specific training in teaching Italian as a non-native language.

In every lesson, different aspects of the Italian language and culture are studied in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The first half of the lesson focuses on grammar with written and oral exercises, while the second half is dedicated to conversation, role-playing games, songs and other activities. The courses are divided into different levels, according to the EU CEFR for language learning. All the study material is provided by the school.

Scuola Virgilio’s intensive Italian courses are held for seven months from April through November. For further information on tuition time, prices and dates please check out our registration form. It is possible to attend an Italian intensive class in Trapani for one or more weeks. The recommended duration is at least two weeks, to get the best results and have enough time to enjoy Trapani and explore Sicily.

The price includes:

  • all teaching materials
  • a guided tour of Trapani old town centre on the first week of class and a weekly aperitivo with conversation in Italian.

Besides the city walk and the conversation sessions, to complement the intensive Italian course and to enrich their Italian study stay in Sicily, Scuola Virgilio offers its students a social programme with more free activities and paid activities such as cooking lessons. Moreover Scuola Virgilio always provides students with updated information about activities, events and shows in Trapani and surroundings, like open-air opera and cinema, local festivals, water sports and so on.

For those who attend the intensive general Italian course and wish to further improve their language skills, extra tuition (individual or in a group) is available in the afternoon: Italian conversation courses, lessons of (job-specific) Italian for business and also specific training for Italian teachers.

Beyond the intensive Italian course it is possible to obtain the CELI official certification at Scuola Virgilio, being an exam centre authorised by the University of Perugia. In this case, it is recommended to attend some CELI exam preparation lessons in the run up to the exam.

Lastly, all year round Scuola Virgilio can arrange an intensive Italian course in Italy on request for closed groups (schools, universities, companies) of up to 35 participants in its headquarters. There is no limit of participants for courses at other locations (hotels, conference centers, etc.).

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